Hello Literacy- # top levels of Bloom's. I can not even describe how awesome these are. They are an AMAZING resource. Everything you need to understand AND APPLY higher order thinking in your classroom.
movement activities to transition kids from one activity to another
Higher level thinking - have them come up with questions to a given answer to assess their knowledge!
Critical Thinking Activities for Fast Finishers and Beyond | Scholastic.com (includes a research activity)
$100 Word Challenge - linking maths & literacy. A great early finisher task.
I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.
50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing-a great reference sheet for providing reinforcers for an individual, a group, or the whole class!